Radial Nodes

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Michelle Nwufo 2G
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Radial Nodes

Postby Michelle Nwufo 2G » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:30 am

Can anyone explain how to calculate the radial and angular nodes and their correlation to quantum numbers? Does L equal the number of angular nodes, and does n-1 equal the number of radial nodes?

Jerome Mercado 2J
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Re: Radial Nodes

Postby Jerome Mercado 2J » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:03 pm

To calculate total nodes just subtract quantum number n by 1: n - 1 = total nodes. To get radial and angular nodes look at l. If l = 1 there is one radial node and one angular node. If l= 2 there is 2 angular nodes and 2 radial nodes having a total n = 4. And so on.

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